Our History

Swissmont Nursery, LLC officially opened for business in the spring of 2011.  Owned by St. Marys native Joe Gerber, Joe has been in the landscaping and nursery business for over 14 years.  Since the age of 16 he began working for a local landscaping company.  Joe went on to Penn State where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Horticulture and graduated in 2007. After graduating college and with the help of his family and friends, Joe decided to pursue his dream of having his own landscaping firm and retain garden center.

Joe’s father, Bruce,  loaned him the money to buy a 1982 Ford dump truck to get started with.  Joe would work every evening spring, summer, and fall throughout the community slowing building up his business.  In 2010, Bruce convinced his son it was time to take the leap and officially open Swissmont Nursery, LLC .

Swissmont Nursery has expanded its business to a fleet of dump trucks, skid steers, mini excavators, trailers and most recently a new garage to store the equipment.  The crew has also expanded and is made up of full and part time employees that are courteous, detail oriented, skilled and highly trained individuals.